Dear J.F.K. Parents & Guardians,

It is with much excitement and great anticipation to welcome you to the 2016 – 2017 school year as Principal of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. I trust that all of you have enjoyed the change of pace that the summer brings to refresh and rejuvenate.  We are looking forward to working together with you to ensure another productive and successful school year at the John F. Kennedy School.

I look forward to meeting all of you on September 13th for “Back to School Night.”  This event will give you an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and gain a better understanding of the John F. Kennedy Elementary School.  There will be two sessions for your convenience. If you have multiple children attending J.F.K during the 2016 – 2017 school year, please plan on attending both sessions. 

September – 13th – Back to School Night

6:45 – 7:00 - Principal’s Address

7:05 – 7:30 – Sessions #1

7:35 – 8:00 – Sessions #2


Opening Day Packet – Your son/daughter will receive this packet on September 7th.  This packet contains many important forms and documents. Please plan on spending some time with this paperwork to insure the completion of all appropriate forms and get answers to many important questions. 

Student Arrival and Dismissal Procedures – If you are dropping off/picking up, please park on Mount Vernon Avenue. If you plan on using the front loop, please do not park your car inside the loop as this impedes our arrival/dismissal process and is dangerous to other families dropping off/picking up. Additionally, once your student(s) have safely exited on the curb side, please pull away from the curb to allow space for other families still arriving.

NotePlease remember to bring photo ID when picking up your student(s).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at or the Main Office Secretary; Janett Masterson at or via phone (856) 767-9480 ext. 1310.   



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Welcome to Our School…

                John F. Kennedy Elementary School , home of the J.F.K. Eagles, is a Pre-K – 3rd grade elementary school located in West Berlin, New Jersey. Our staff works extremely hard to provide for all of the needs of our 330 students. We work cooperatively with our parents to insure a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for everyone who is part of our J.F.K. Eagle family.

School Hours

Regular school day: 8:45 – 3:15

Early dismissal day: 8:45 – 1:15

Delayed opening day: 10:45 – 3:15


Emergency Closing

In the event of an emergency school closing or delayed opening we will notify the KYW (1060 AM) radio station. Our school number is 582. You can also check the website at